He's back, baby! Corktown's Gilead Café will be turned into Gilead Wine Bar as of December 5.
Chef Jamie Kennedy knows his wine, and Torontonians know his wine bars. After his emigration off Church a few years back, there's been a hole in many hearts waiting to be filled with oenological libations from that learned and talented guy who raised the bar on, well, wine bars.
Kennedy had been offering occasional dinner service at Gilead Café, but now the focus shifts from only breakfast, lunch and brunch to what made him one of Toronto's first celebri-chefs: casual yet refined nighttime dining. Kennedy's approach to terroir and accessibility is what drew the crowds to 9 Church Street, and that's what will keep them coming to 4 Gilead Place.
Gilead Wine Bar will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations will be accepted for dinner only. Breakfast, lunch and brunch will still be served and until the Wine Bar's official launch on December 5, Jamie Kennedy's Friday night dinner events will continue to run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as per usual.
· Jamie Kennedy Announces The Opening Of Gilead Wine Bar [Official Page]
· Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar 2.0 is Opening in Corktown [Toronto Life]
· Jamie Kennedy Sells Wine Bar [Star]